Fast food, Art and Mansions

WE took off this afternoon to eat bad food, which included a veggie hot dog and beef sandwich from the iconic Trolly Dogs in Kenosha. Once ft and full, we took off to see the Charles Durkee Mansion.

After that we went to the Anderson Art Gallery, where a display of John Burhani's art was featured. Burhani is a local Kenoshian and spent most of his life by the water.

Burhani recently lost his battle of cancer. His last painting is in the gallery below from New York City during his cancer treatments. He's standing in line at a street meat vendor. Also, there is a lighthouse on Lake Michigan that he purchased and called it his studio. Click here to read more about him.

I try to eat good but when I don't ...

Veggie dog lover

Riding along

Some fancy cupcake place. We split all 2,000 calories of it.

The king for president

MY neice Abbe's nickname is "Abe" but this is a different kind of Abe.

This is one of those second hand store that usually charge you an arm and a leg for junk

They really want you to feel welcome here.

Some apartments that just went up but are sold out.

South Point Marina takes on the overcast

Before walking in the Charles Durkee Mansion

Here's drama outside of the garden on the friendly confines of the Durkee Mansion

The next few pictures are rooms inside the mansion

They even ate dinner back then

And lunch

They didn't do Facebook; they had cards that were mailed to other humans.

So much for a king bed

Before the Nintendo Gameboy, there were play horses.

When the Durkee family got some money, they bought a queen matress

Here comes the groom

Burhani lived in Florida, Hawaii and Califorina, but grew up in Kenosha

He's traveled the world and broight his experiences to his work

His Grandmother taught him how to paint

He went on to buy the red light house in the background

He was the proud owner of a red sailboat that moored in the Kenosha Harbor called Zippitydoda

Here's a self portrait of Burhani

He enjoyed sailboat racing, but this photo seems more relaxing than racing

I imagine this is the house he lived in

He liked water and water makes snow, so I assume he liked skiing

The tenderloin district in San Francisco

The Empire State Building in NYC

Summer in Chicago

This was his last painting. He's standing in line at a street meet vendor in NYC

This symbolizes California's big earthquake

She didn't paint these

San Francisco surfing

The docks in NYC

Mickey Mouse is everywhere

That was my first cell phone but I have nothing to do with this painting

The good ole days

Didn't know the man but he may have been a friend of Private Eyes Gentleman's Club

By the price of gas, this had to be a few years ago when we were all getting robbed

A group effort

The sky in this painting look like today's sky

Keeping industry alive in Kenosha

The peaceful waters

Seems like one man is doing all of the work

Must be a race

Even two footers on Lake Michigan can throw you sideways

The detail in this photo is awesome

I am not an artist but think this started out as a real picture

Showing the sporting side of sailboat racing

Light House Facts

Year first lit: 1906

Foundation: Concrete pier

Construction: Cast iron

Tower shape: Frustum of a cone

Markings / pattern: Red, black lantern and parapet

Height: 50 feet (15 m) (tower)

You can see this from the Boathouse Bar and Restaurant

Another self portrait

The garden outside the Charles Durkee mansion

I think red was his favorite color

Window shopping

So many awesome views in Kenosha

His youth?

I would assume this painting was before he bought the lighthouse

The art gallery

Boo's impression of the art gallery

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